Zangmu is a 510MW hydro power project. It is located on Yarlung Tsampo/ Yarlung Zangbo river/basin in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 510 510 Active Tibet Autonomous Region, China China Gezhouba Group


The project was developed by China Gezhouba Group and is currently owned by Huaneng Tibet Power Generation.

Zangmu is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 86.6 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 53.5m. The project generated 2,500 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,500m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2014.

Contractors Involved

Rainpower Hangzhou was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 85MW nameplate capacity.

Harbin Electric Machinery supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About China Gezhouba Group

China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC) is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company. It provides a wide range of services including dredging, foundation works, building construction, engineering survey, designing and construction. The company carries out power construction, equipment installation, water engineering, airport and port projects, municipal projects, real estate, equipment manufacturing, investment and financing, and planning and design activities. CGGC develops hydroelectric plants, power plants, ports, roads, railways, and industrial, commercial, civil and municipal buildings. The company operates along with its subsidiaries and affiliates in China and carries out projects internationally across South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Oceania and Africa. CGGC is headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei, China.


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